Meet the Makers

We feature over 40 makers and designers from Cleveland and beyond. We encourage you to take some time to learn about the people that make our store what it is.
Interested in joining the ranks? Check out our submissions page for more info.

Bath & Body

  Barr's Barrs - Cleveland, Ohio   BARR's Bars, ltd is a small business family operation that shares their passion for crafting cold process soap. The focus of their eclectic and vibrant soap recipes invokes the olfaction sense and models recipes of a by-gone era when soap performance hydrated, invigorated, and nourished the body's skin. Handpicked harvests supplement the soap recipes in forms of oil and water infusions. The articulated floral decoration on select soap varieties also consciously originate from the floral garden blossoms, as well. BARR's Bars, ltd holds to the practice of utilizing environmentally responsible raw soap ingredients, as well as packaging, to minimize impact on the environment.   barrsbarsltd.com

Barr's Barrs - Cleveland, Ohio

BARR's Bars, ltd is a small business family operation that shares their passion for crafting cold process soap. The focus of their eclectic and vibrant soap recipes invokes the olfaction sense and models recipes of a by-gone era when soap performance hydrated, invigorated, and nourished the body's skin. Handpicked harvests supplement the soap recipes in forms of oil and water infusions. The articulated floral decoration on select soap varieties also consciously originate from the floral garden blossoms, as well. BARR's Bars, ltd holds to the practice of utilizing environmentally responsible raw soap ingredients, as well as packaging, to minimize impact on the environment.

barrsbarsltd.com

  Glam & Grace - Cleveland, Ohio   Glam & Grace is a handcrafted beauty & lifestyle brand. Made in small batches, our cosmetics are non-toxic, silicone free, paraben free & cruelty free. Our top priority is bringing healthy high-end (and super fun) makeup to all you babes out there!   glamandgraceshop.com

Glam & Grace - Cleveland, Ohio

Glam & Grace is a handcrafted beauty & lifestyle brand. Made in small batches, our cosmetics are non-toxic, silicone free, paraben free & cruelty free. Our top priority is bringing healthy high-end (and super fun) makeup to all you babes out there!

glamandgraceshop.com

  Soothing Sloth - Cleveland, Ohio   We're just two guys with a passion for self care and crafting honest, natural, quality products. You have probably heard of those two guys Ben & J...something, well we are sort of like them, but we make bath products instead of delicious ice cream. Life can be so busy and stressful sometimes which is why our philosophy has always been to set aside a little time for yourself to unwind and recharge after a long day.  We are committed to making all of our products safe for adults and children to enjoy. All Soothing Sloth Soap Co. products are vegan, hand-crafted, sulfate-free, and NEVER tested on animals.   soothingsloth.com

Soothing Sloth - Cleveland, Ohio

We're just two guys with a passion for self care and crafting honest, natural, quality products. You have probably heard of those two guys Ben & J...something, well we are sort of like them, but we make bath products instead of delicious ice cream. Life can be so busy and stressful sometimes which is why our philosophy has always been to set aside a little time for yourself to unwind and recharge after a long day.

We are committed to making all of our products safe for adults and children to enjoy. All Soothing Sloth Soap Co. products are vegan, hand-crafted, sulfate-free, and NEVER tested on animals.

soothingsloth.com

  Venus in Aquarius Apothecary - Cleveland, Ohio   Venus In Aquarius Apothecary specializes in astrological aromatherapy with the intention to inspire divine balance in each sign, using 100% organic/all natural essential oils/absolutes and herbs. All oils are sourced with sustainability in mind. No synthetic fragrances or toxic ingredients used here! The goal in mind is to use only the goodness from nature, because that's where the real magic happens!   etsy.com/shop/TheVenusInAquarius

Venus in Aquarius Apothecary - Cleveland, Ohio

Venus In Aquarius Apothecary specializes in astrological aromatherapy with the intention to inspire divine balance in each sign, using 100% organic/all natural essential oils/absolutes and herbs. All oils are sourced with sustainability in mind. No synthetic fragrances or toxic ingredients used here! The goal in mind is to use only the goodness from nature, because that's where the real magic happens!

etsy.com/shop/TheVenusInAquarius

 
 

Bags & Wallets

  Liz Sabo - Cleveland, Ohio   I create artfully printed + sewn fabric goods. My line of personal accessories and homewares pairs bold color and pattern with simple silhouettes. Each item is screen printed by hand with original patterns and designs using water-based inks, then cut, ironed and sewn. Working in my home-based studio, all items are crafted in small, limited-run batches. I use thoughtful design, premium materials and careful craftsmanship to make items for your everyday life.   lizsabo.com

Liz Sabo - Cleveland, Ohio

I create artfully printed + sewn fabric goods. My line of personal accessories and homewares pairs bold color and pattern with simple silhouettes. Each item is screen printed by hand with original patterns and designs using water-based inks, then cut, ironed and sewn. Working in my home-based studio, all items are crafted in small, limited-run batches. I use thoughtful design, premium materials and careful craftsmanship to make items for your everyday life.

lizsabo.com

  Rachel Elise Bags - Asheville, North Carolina   Rachel Elise is a handmade bag studio, making “handsome bags for pretty ladies” in the mountains of North Carolina. Rachel and Bo Aughtry are the husband and wife team behind the brand and design, print, and sew each bag from start to finish. They pair their geometric and nature-inspired prints with waxed canvas and other durable materials to create pieces that are equally focused on style and functionality.   rachelelise.com

Rachel Elise Bags - Asheville, North Carolina

Rachel Elise is a handmade bag studio, making “handsome bags for pretty ladies” in the mountains of North Carolina. Rachel and Bo Aughtry are the husband and wife team behind the brand and design, print, and sew each bag from start to finish. They pair their geometric and nature-inspired prints with waxed canvas and other durable materials to create pieces that are equally focused on style and functionality.

rachelelise.com

 
 

Books & Zines

  Amber Esner - Cleveland, Ohio   Amber Esner is an illustrator, designer, doodler, screen printer, mail maker, snacker, and power napper. She graduated from the Cleveland Institute of Art in 2013 & still currently lives in the city. Her personal works are based around feelings and experiences that have made her heart full and/or her stomach ache. Via illustration and text, she searches through selected narratives hoping for an unexpected connection between the humans, locations and things that make up our everyday.   amberesner.com

Amber Esner - Cleveland, Ohio

Amber Esner is an illustrator, designer, doodler, screen printer, mail maker, snacker, and power napper. She graduated from the Cleveland Institute of Art in 2013 & still currently lives in the city. Her personal works are based around feelings and experiences that have made her heart full and/or her stomach ache. Via illustration and text, she searches through selected narratives hoping for an unexpected connection between the humans, locations and things that make up our everyday.

amberesner.com

  Belt Publishing - Cleveland, Ohio / The Midwest   Belt Publishing is a small, independent press founded in 2013 as a platform for new and influential voices from the Rust Belt and Midwest. As with our sister publication, Belt Magazine, we are committed to carefully edited, complex writing. We believe in quality over quantity and community over analytics. Our titles have been praised by the  New York Times ,  Vanity Fair ,  The Daily Beast ,  Ebony ,  Ploughshares , and numerous other publications.   beltpublishing.com

Belt Publishing - Cleveland, Ohio / The Midwest

Belt Publishing is a small, independent press founded in 2013 as a platform for new and influential voices from the Rust Belt and Midwest. As with our sister publication, Belt Magazine, we are committed to carefully edited, complex writing. We believe in quality over quantity and community over analytics. Our titles have been praised by the New York Times, Vanity Fair, The Daily Beast, Ebony, Ploughshares, and numerous other publications.

beltpublishing.com

  Free Period Press - Cleveland, Ohio   Free Period Press creates products to help you unplug, relax, and get your creative juices flowing. We published our first coloring book in 2013 when we were looking for an easy way to get away from screens and feel creative at the end of the workday. Since then, we've partnered with artists and designers to create a variety of products that spark creativity and productivity.   freeperiodpress.myshopify.com

Free Period Press - Cleveland, Ohio

Free Period Press creates products to help you unplug, relax, and get your creative juices flowing. We published our first coloring book in 2013 when we were looking for an easy way to get away from screens and feel creative at the end of the workday. Since then, we've partnered with artists and designers to create a variety of products that spark creativity and productivity.

freeperiodpress.myshopify.com

 
 

Candles

  Sweet Dish & Darling - Cleveland, Ohio   We started this little venture as a way to explore the creative and scientific art of candlemaking. We set our sights on finding a better burning candle with the hope of expressing ourselves through custom blended artisnal fragrances and handmade packaging. Over the years, our palate for scents has matured and we've grown into new sophisticated blends of tobacco leaf and leather, or notes of teak, ginger and cedar. With the continued support of our fans and growing popularity we've been able to upgrade fragrances with essential oils and now use a blend of these and the highest quality fragrances to make amazing scents that make will make you grin and roll your eyes to the side in contained joy.

Sweet Dish & Darling - Cleveland, Ohio

We started this little venture as a way to explore the creative and scientific art of candlemaking. We set our sights on finding a better burning candle with the hope of expressing ourselves through custom blended artisnal fragrances and handmade packaging. Over the years, our palate for scents has matured and we've grown into new sophisticated blends of tobacco leaf and leather, or notes of teak, ginger and cedar. With the continued support of our fans and growing popularity we've been able to upgrade fragrances with essential oils and now use a blend of these and the highest quality fragrances to make amazing scents that make will make you grin and roll your eyes to the side in contained joy.

 
 

Ceramics

  Gina DeSantis Ceramics - Cleveland, Ohio   Gina DeSantis Ceramics strives to create well crafted tableware and home decor. After completing her MFA in ceramics from Kent State University in 2006, Gina went on to become a visual merchandiser in home furnishings while continuing to teach ceramics part time. In 2013 she opened her classroom space in Lakewood, Ohio and since its conception it has become the premier clay classroom in the Cleveland area.   ginadesantisceramics.com

Gina DeSantis Ceramics - Cleveland, Ohio

Gina DeSantis Ceramics strives to create well crafted tableware and home decor. After completing her MFA in ceramics from Kent State University in 2006, Gina went on to become a visual merchandiser in home furnishings while continuing to teach ceramics part time. In 2013 she opened her classroom space in Lakewood, Ohio and since its conception it has become the premier clay classroom in the Cleveland area.

ginadesantisceramics.com

  Lauren HB Studio - Lakewood, Ohio   Lauren’s pottery takes influence from geometric abstraction found in art and nature. Her glazes highlight the clean modern forms and elevate the surrounding spaces. Born and raised in Cleveland, OH, Lauren received her MFA from the University of Minnesota. In addition to the functional work featured here, she also makes installation art, sculpture, and public and private commissions. Lauren loves living and making art in Lakewood.   laurenhb.com

Lauren HB Studio - Lakewood, Ohio

Lauren’s pottery takes influence from geometric abstraction found in art and nature. Her glazes highlight the clean modern forms and elevate the surrounding spaces. Born and raised in Cleveland, OH, Lauren received her MFA from the University of Minnesota. In addition to the functional work featured here, she also makes installation art, sculpture, and public and private commissions. Lauren loves living and making art in Lakewood.

laurenhb.com

  Tiny Cloud Ceramics - Akron, Ohio   Tiny Cloud Ceramics are one of a kind kitschy-cute functional wares. Mary was born and raised in Akron, getting her BFA in Ceramics in 2016 from UA. She’s very influenced by the kawaii movement in Japan, sometimes juxtaposing rude phrases with the sweet designs and script lettering. Her hyper-cute pieces fit a unique aesthetic of kawaii style mixed with 50's-esque surface design that is both fun and functional. She won “Best Coffee Mugs” for Cleveland Magazine's 2016 Best in Cleveland issue. All work is hand thrown and sgraffitoed in her Akron studio.     etsy.com/shop/TinyCloudCeramics

Tiny Cloud Ceramics - Akron, Ohio

Tiny Cloud Ceramics are one of a kind kitschy-cute functional wares. Mary was born and raised in Akron, getting her BFA in Ceramics in 2016 from UA. She’s very influenced by the kawaii movement in Japan, sometimes juxtaposing rude phrases with the sweet designs and script lettering. Her hyper-cute pieces fit a unique aesthetic of kawaii style mixed with 50's-esque surface design that is both fun and functional. She won “Best Coffee Mugs” for Cleveland Magazine's 2016 Best in Cleveland issue. All work is hand thrown and sgraffitoed in her Akron studio.

etsy.com/shop/TinyCloudCeramics

 

clothing & Knit

  Mamina Handmade - Cleveland, Ohio   Mamina Handmade was founded in 2014 and is independently run by Cleveland based designer, Maria Ianiro. She is the face behind the brand as well as the designer, maker, creator and enthusiast of all things cozy. MH prides itself in designing made-to-order stylish, yet functional, knit and crochet accessories for those cool weather days. Maria is involved in every step of the highly personal, hands-on process. Each piece is hand knit and hand worked at her in-home studio which gives each product a personalized touch.  The name “Mamina” is inspired by Maria’s mother who taught her the fundamentals of knitting and crocheting.   maminahandmade.com

Mamina Handmade - Cleveland, Ohio

Mamina Handmade was founded in 2014 and is independently run by Cleveland based designer, Maria Ianiro. She is the face behind the brand as well as the designer, maker, creator and enthusiast of all things cozy. MH prides itself in designing made-to-order stylish, yet functional, knit and crochet accessories for those cool weather days. Maria is involved in every step of the highly personal, hands-on process. Each piece is hand knit and hand worked at her in-home studio which gives each product a personalized touch.

The name “Mamina” is inspired by Maria’s mother who taught her the fundamentals of knitting and crocheting.

maminahandmade.com

  Re:Collection - Cleveland, Ohio   re: COLLECTION began in 2015 as a reoccurring pop-up event that brought Cleveland's premiere vintage clothing dealers together for short-term markets at revolving locations. Now, re:COLLECTION is a vintage and designer resale brand which mixes high end vintage fashion from all eras with easy to incorporate, modern wear looks. Its creators, Mollie Hambro, Karry Hatch and Lauren Feighan blend designer focused labels with one-of-a-kind pieces offering an accessible and unique shopping experience.  re: COLLECTION pieces are sold locally in several Cleveland area boutiques.   recollection-cleveland.com

Re:Collection - Cleveland, Ohio

re: COLLECTION began in 2015 as a reoccurring pop-up event that brought Cleveland's premiere vintage clothing dealers together for short-term markets at revolving locations. Now, re:COLLECTION is a vintage and designer resale brand which mixes high end vintage fashion from all eras with easy to incorporate, modern wear looks. Its creators, Mollie Hambro, Karry Hatch and Lauren Feighan blend designer focused labels with one-of-a-kind pieces offering an accessible and unique shopping experience.

re: COLLECTION pieces are sold locally in several Cleveland area boutiques.

recollection-cleveland.com

  SWdsgns - Cleveland, Ohio   SWdsgns is an apparel and home decor brand that specializes in hand embroidery. From graphic t-shirts to wall hoops with sassy sayings, SWdsgns work is simple but bold and always hand embroidered. Samantha started SWdsgns in 2017 selling hoops and t-shirts and has now expanded into sweatshirts, hats, and more. She has participated in flea markets, art shows, and taught workshops.    swdsgns.com

SWdsgns - Cleveland, Ohio

SWdsgns is an apparel and home decor brand that specializes in hand embroidery. From graphic t-shirts to wall hoops with sassy sayings, SWdsgns work is simple but bold and always hand embroidered. Samantha started SWdsgns in 2017 selling hoops and t-shirts and has now expanded into sweatshirts, hats, and more. She has participated in flea markets, art shows, and taught workshops.

swdsgns.com

 
 

House & Home

  Dittohouse - Cleveland, Ohio   When we welcomed a baby boy into our happy house I quickly learned that comfy cozy blankets are an essential part of every happy house; blankets for the baby to play on, for our visitors to snuggle under, to throw an impromptu picnic in the backyard! Not only is it essential that our blankets be so cozy, but they must look at home in our happy modern house!" And this is how DittoHouse was born! Owner and lead designer Molly Fitzpatrick has extensive experience as a textile designer. She has designed textiles for a wide variety of clients in a variety of markets, including major airlines, home furnishings, and baby accessories.   dittohouse.com

Dittohouse - Cleveland, Ohio

When we welcomed a baby boy into our happy house I quickly learned that comfy cozy blankets are an essential part of every happy house; blankets for the baby to play on, for our visitors to snuggle under, to throw an impromptu picnic in the backyard! Not only is it essential that our blankets be so cozy, but they must look at home in our happy modern house!" And this is how DittoHouse was born! Owner and lead designer Molly Fitzpatrick has extensive experience as a textile designer. She has designed textiles for a wide variety of clients in a variety of markets, including major airlines, home furnishings, and baby accessories.

dittohouse.com

  Prather Team - Sugarcreek, Ohio   Jason and Brit Prather formed pratherteam in 2015. The married couple design and make all of their products in their home studio in Sugarcreek, Ohio. pratherteam’s most prominent products are their vinyl LP storage units, made in several styles and sizes. Secondly, their Home + Living Collection is inspired by the materials used for their storage units, reusing leftover wood to create Air Plant Displays, Incense Holders and the game Fourteen Nails. The couple strive to use local resources from local businesses to create their products.   prathermade.com

Prather Team - Sugarcreek, Ohio

Jason and Brit Prather formed pratherteam in 2015. The married couple design and make all of their products in their home studio in Sugarcreek, Ohio. pratherteam’s most prominent products are their vinyl LP storage units, made in several styles and sizes. Secondly, their Home + Living Collection is inspired by the materials used for their storage units, reusing leftover wood to create Air Plant Displays, Incense Holders and the game Fourteen Nails. The couple strive to use local resources from local businesses to create their products.

prathermade.com

  Savvie Studios - Denton, Texas   I am an artist and maker who is based out of Denton, Texas. I fell in love with the process of laser cutting while attending the University of North Texas for Visual Art Studies. Fast forward a few years, and now I’ve merged my love for laser cutting and my love for plants to create pieces that celebrate life, nature, and the spaces that we share with those we love. In a world of mass produced goods I find great joy in making the artist's hand evident in every piece; and find hope in the community that handmade goods create.   savviestudio.com

Savvie Studios - Denton, Texas

I am an artist and maker who is based out of Denton, Texas. I fell in love with the process of laser cutting while attending the University of North Texas for Visual Art Studies. Fast forward a few years, and now I’ve merged my love for laser cutting and my love for plants to create pieces that celebrate life, nature, and the spaces that we share with those we love. In a world of mass produced goods I find great joy in making the artist's hand evident in every piece; and find hope in the community that handmade goods create.

savviestudio.com

  2nd Shift Design - Cleveland, Ohio   Born of post-graduation buzz and vigor, 2nd Shift Design Co. began as a group of like-minded design buddies working in the evenings at their industrial Cleveland workshop. Creating products ranging from big to small, 2nd Shift embraces a design process that is concept-driven and customer-engaged. With an obsession for tiny details, 2nd Shift creates work that brings meaningful design into their customers lives in a contemporary and a personal way.   2ndshiftstudio.com

2nd Shift Design - Cleveland, Ohio

Born of post-graduation buzz and vigor, 2nd Shift Design Co. began as a group of like-minded design buddies working in the evenings at their industrial Cleveland workshop. Creating products ranging from big to small, 2nd Shift embraces a design process that is concept-driven and customer-engaged. With an obsession for tiny details, 2nd Shift creates work that brings meaningful design into their customers lives in a contemporary and a personal way.

2ndshiftstudio.com

 

 Jewelry

  Cleveland Street Glass - Cleveland, Ohio   My car was broken into within a week of moving to Cleveland. But I moved here to have the space to pursue my art interests, and soon the auto glass left glittering on the streets started looking more like art to me. I call it Cleveland Street Glass because it's like urban beach glass: I'm collecting urban minerals for my work. Now I collect glass from around the city and upcycle it into contemporary jewelry. Every piece is one-of-a-kind with an empowering story of reclamation.   clevelandstreetglass.com

Cleveland Street Glass - Cleveland, Ohio

My car was broken into within a week of moving to Cleveland. But I moved here to have the space to pursue my art interests, and soon the auto glass left glittering on the streets started looking more like art to me. I call it Cleveland Street Glass because it's like urban beach glass: I'm collecting urban minerals for my work. Now I collect glass from around the city and upcycle it into contemporary jewelry. Every piece is one-of-a-kind with an empowering story of reclamation.

clevelandstreetglass.com

  The Circle Craft - Cleveland, Ohio   The Circle Craft is a custom jewelry and accessory studio in Cleveland, Ohio. We cast sculptural rings, delicate pendants, bold cuffs, and bangles in a variety of metals while cultivating organic and hand-wrought textures. A husband and wife team with backgrounds in the arts - each piece is handcrafted by owners Bobby and Danielle Allen.   thecirclecraft.bigcartel.com

The Circle Craft - Cleveland, Ohio

The Circle Craft is a custom jewelry and accessory studio in Cleveland, Ohio. We cast sculptural rings, delicate pendants, bold cuffs, and bangles in a variety of metals while cultivating organic and hand-wrought textures. A husband and wife team with backgrounds in the arts - each piece is handcrafted by owners Bobby and Danielle Allen.

thecirclecraft.bigcartel.com

  Furrow - Cleveland, Ohio   Furrow is a bespoke jewelry brand rooted in the desire to combine personality, style, and self expression through uniquely handcrafted pieces. Guided by the idea of connecting with humans beyond consumption– Furrow aims to provide items with a personal touch evident in the nuanced nature of each piece.  Channeling inspiration from midwestern landscapes, Furrow’s core aesthetic features neutral, earthy tones and bold forms that will elevate any look!  All pieces are handmade using polymer clay, baked in Ohio with love by designer + artist, Aly Dodds.   www.etsy.com/shop/FurrowMade

Furrow - Cleveland, Ohio

Furrow is a bespoke jewelry brand rooted in the desire to combine personality, style, and self expression through uniquely handcrafted pieces. Guided by the idea of connecting with humans beyond consumption– Furrow aims to provide items with a personal touch evident in the nuanced nature of each piece.

Channeling inspiration from midwestern landscapes, Furrow’s core aesthetic features neutral, earthy tones and bold forms that will elevate any look!

All pieces are handmade using polymer clay, baked in Ohio with love by designer + artist, Aly Dodds.

www.etsy.com/shop/FurrowMade

  Liza Michelle Jewelry - Cleveland, Ohio   Liza Michelle Jewett Rifkin is the creative force behind her eponymous brand of handcrafted fine jewelry and objects. Deeply moved by Mother Nature's ephemeral beauty, the work is driven by the act of taking notice. Casting natural objects in solid metal, LMJ captures their essence and beauty at the moment they are most fragile, creating an object that will last a lifetime. It's this approach that ensure's the collection's inimitability. In our newest collection, Liza draws inspiration from the moon and other celestial beings to create a uniquely textured landscape. Utilizing shapes reminiscent of planets and their orbits, the work creates a bold statement for anyone looking to the skies for inspiration.   lizamichellejewelry.com

Liza Michelle Jewelry - Cleveland, Ohio

Liza Michelle Jewett Rifkin is the creative force behind her eponymous brand of handcrafted fine jewelry and objects. Deeply moved by Mother Nature's ephemeral beauty, the work is driven by the act of taking notice. Casting natural objects in solid metal, LMJ captures their essence and beauty at the moment they are most fragile, creating an object that will last a lifetime. It's this approach that ensure's the collection's inimitability. In our newest collection, Liza draws inspiration from the moon and other celestial beings to create a uniquely textured landscape. Utilizing shapes reminiscent of planets and their orbits, the work creates a bold statement for anyone looking to the skies for inspiration.

lizamichellejewelry.com

 
  Odyssey & Oddities - Cleveland, Ohio   Odyssey & Oddities is an affordable statement jewelry line made from gemstones, fringe, wood and feathers in Cleveland, OH by Nikki Lundberg. After graduating from Kent State Fashion School in 2012, Nikki found her footing in the fashion world through jewelry design. Odyssey & Oddities was born in the spring of 2013. The aesthetic of O&O’s jewelry is a mix of 1970s disco glamour, Art Deco and unusual colors found in nature. O&O is made for the customer who has their own unique style, and isn’t afraid to stand out from the crowd!   odysseyandoddities.com

Odyssey & Oddities - Cleveland, Ohio

Odyssey & Oddities is an affordable statement jewelry line made from gemstones, fringe, wood and feathers in Cleveland, OH by Nikki Lundberg. After graduating from Kent State Fashion School in 2012, Nikki found her footing in the fashion world through jewelry design. Odyssey & Oddities was born in the spring of 2013. The aesthetic of O&O’s jewelry is a mix of 1970s disco glamour, Art Deco and unusual colors found in nature. O&O is made for the customer who has their own unique style, and isn’t afraid to stand out from the crowd!

odysseyandoddities.com

  Pattern Play Glass - Cleveland, Ohio   Pattern Play Glass is the studio & shop of S. Jordan Fine. Using glass as the primary medium, her body of work is composed of visual patterns and juxtapositions—repetitive shapes, images, color relationships, size, texture—both organized and organic. It is her goal to create experiences and objects for people, viewers and wearers alike, that will grant them a tangible moment of playfulness, artfulness, and genuine joy.   patternplayglass.com

Pattern Play Glass - Cleveland, Ohio

Pattern Play Glass is the studio & shop of S. Jordan Fine. Using glass as the primary medium, her body of work is composed of visual patterns and juxtapositions—repetitive shapes, images, color relationships, size, texture—both organized and organic. It is her goal to create experiences and objects for people, viewers and wearers alike, that will grant them a tangible moment of playfulness, artfulness, and genuine joy.

patternplayglass.com

  Tiny Erica - Cleveland, Ohio   Tiny Erica Jewelry is a collection of lightweight architectural jewelry featuring sterling silver and 14k gold pieces that empower self expression and creativity within the wearer. Handcrafted by Erica Montejo, the line was first born as a playful experiment to combine natural and organic shapes with a streamlined geometric aesthetic. Forms found in nature are stripped down to their basic information, abstracted and reduced to clean lines that have volume and mass while maintaining a lightweight feel. The lightweight nature of the work allows Erica to have fun with repetition and scale while maintaining the comfort and wearability of each piece she creates!   tinyerica.com

Tiny Erica - Cleveland, Ohio

Tiny Erica Jewelry is a collection of lightweight architectural jewelry featuring sterling silver and 14k gold pieces that empower self expression and creativity within the wearer. Handcrafted by Erica Montejo, the line was first born as a playful experiment to combine natural and organic shapes with a streamlined geometric aesthetic. Forms found in nature are stripped down to their basic information, abstracted and reduced to clean lines that have volume and mass while maintaining a lightweight feel. The lightweight nature of the work allows Erica to have fun with repetition and scale while maintaining the comfort and wearability of each piece she creates!

tinyerica.com

  UJ Design Studios - Denton, Texas   James and Umut are partners, both in their marriage as well as their collaborative studio work. James has a background in sculpture and metalsmithing that have led to the creation of Thurmanite®, a layered paper-resin composite material he uses in much of his work. Umut has a background in textile design, metalsmithing, and enameling which all manifest themselves in her studio work and design. Collaboratively, they create a wide variety of work, from wearables to home furnishings.   ujdesignstudios.com

UJ Design Studios - Denton, Texas

James and Umut are partners, both in their marriage as well as their collaborative studio work. James has a background in sculpture and metalsmithing that have led to the creation of Thurmanite®, a layered paper-resin composite material he uses in much of his work. Umut has a background in textile design, metalsmithing, and enameling which all manifest themselves in her studio work and design. Collaboratively, they create a wide variety of work, from wearables to home furnishings.

ujdesignstudios.com

 

Photography, Prints, & Paper

  Allie Biddle - Denton, Texas   Allie Biddle is a designer and artist with a studio practice in Denton, TX. My studio practice began shortly before graduating college in 2015. what first started as a therapeutic hobby to pass warm Texas days, quickly transformed into a very joyful + tiny business. My goal is to create high quality + precious products for gifting + deskware. I'm deeply inspired by Texas landscapes, mixing patterns, line work, environmental mindfulness, + human interaction.   alliebiddle.com

Allie Biddle - Denton, Texas

Allie Biddle is a designer and artist with a studio practice in Denton, TX. My studio practice began shortly before graduating college in 2015. what first started as a therapeutic hobby to pass warm Texas days, quickly transformed into a very joyful + tiny business. My goal is to create high quality + precious products for gifting + deskware. I'm deeply inspired by Texas landscapes, mixing patterns, line work, environmental mindfulness, + human interaction.

alliebiddle.com

  Boundary & Thorn - Cleveland, Ohio   Lucy Williams is a proud member of Cleveland’s ever-growing creative community and the artist behind Boundary & Thorn LLC. Lucy graduated from the Cleveland Institute of Art (CIA) in 2013 and after working for several years in advertising struck out on her own as an independent freelancer. Today her work can be found in several local restaurants and shops around the city. If she's not working in her home studio, you can find her eating at one of Cleveland's amazing restaurants, or organizing anything she can get her hands on.   boundaryandthorn.com

Boundary & Thorn - Cleveland, Ohio

Lucy Williams is a proud member of Cleveland’s ever-growing creative community and the artist behind Boundary & Thorn LLC. Lucy graduated from the Cleveland Institute of Art (CIA) in 2013 and after working for several years in advertising struck out on her own as an independent freelancer. Today her work can be found in several local restaurants and shops around the city. If she's not working in her home studio, you can find her eating at one of Cleveland's amazing restaurants, or organizing anything she can get her hands on.

boundaryandthorn.com

  Landry Print Co. - Denton, Texas   Hi! We’re Jude & Alisha Landry, the married duo behind Landry Print Co. We live and work out of our home studio in Denton, TX where each piece is designed and printed by hand in our garage (in between requests for snacks by our 3 kids). Maybe one day we’ll put those kiddos to work, but for now it’s just the two of us designing & printing comfy tees, custom prints and who knows what else!   landryprint.co

Landry Print Co. - Denton, Texas

Hi! We’re Jude & Alisha Landry, the married duo behind Landry Print Co. We live and work out of our home studio in Denton, TX where each piece is designed and printed by hand in our garage (in between requests for snacks by our 3 kids). Maybe one day we’ll put those kiddos to work, but for now it’s just the two of us designing & printing comfy tees, custom prints and who knows what else!

landryprint.co

  Letterpress Jess - Canton, Ohio   Letterpress Jess is a letterpress printing studio and workshop located inside   P   rint & Press Shop & Studios in the downtown Canton Arts District . Owned by  Jess and Doug Bennett,  the company creates luxury letterpress stationery, art prints and posters, wedding and event invitations, gifts and more. Letterpress Jess can also print custom letterpress printing jobs, with your design or theirs! Every piece from Letterpress Jess is hand printed (one at a time) on vintage Chandler & Price printing presses.   letterpressjess.com

Letterpress Jess - Canton, Ohio

Letterpress Jess is a letterpress printing studio and workshop located inside Print & Press Shop & Studios in the downtown Canton Arts District. Owned by Jess and Doug Bennett, the company creates luxury letterpress stationery, art prints and posters, wedding and event invitations, gifts and more. Letterpress Jess can also print custom letterpress printing jobs, with your design or theirs! Every piece from Letterpress Jess is hand printed (one at a time) on vintage Chandler & Price printing presses.

letterpressjess.com

  Lisa Quine - Cleveland, Ohio   Hello, hello! I'm Lisa, a Creative Consultant living and working in my favorite place in the world – Cleveland, Ohio. My main focuses of consulting include lettering, illustration, and design. After graduating from the University of Dayton with a BFA in Visual Communication Design, I began my career in the fast-paced world of advertising. After five years in the industry, I made the decision to leave my full-time role as an Art Director at Global Prairie to dedicate more time to my own business. My projects as a Creative Consultant have ranged from coloring books and murals to magazine covers and gallery shows. I was named one of  Cleveland.com ’s  Top 40 Clevelanders to follow on Instagram . I enjoy meeting up with other creatives at conferences like Creative South and Weapons of Mass Creation, where I have been a speaker, workshop instructor and Ink Wars participant. In my spare time, I enjoy boxing, failed cooking attempts, and spending time with my wonderful Slovenian family.   lisaquine.com

Lisa Quine - Cleveland, Ohio

Hello, hello! I'm Lisa, a Creative Consultant living and working in my favorite place in the world – Cleveland, Ohio. My main focuses of consulting include lettering, illustration, and design. After graduating from the University of Dayton with a BFA in Visual Communication Design, I began my career in the fast-paced world of advertising. After five years in the industry, I made the decision to leave my full-time role as an Art Director at Global Prairie to dedicate more time to my own business. My projects as a Creative Consultant have ranged from coloring books and murals to magazine covers and gallery shows. I was named one of Cleveland.com’s Top 40 Clevelanders to follow on Instagram. I enjoy meeting up with other creatives at conferences like Creative South and Weapons of Mass Creation, where I have been a speaker, workshop instructor and Ink Wars participant. In my spare time, I enjoy boxing, failed cooking attempts, and spending time with my wonderful Slovenian family.

lisaquine.com

  Shawna Smyth Studio - Denton, Texas   I'm Shawna Smyth! (Pronounced Smith, but spelled funny.) I love making things that are designed to be shared with people you think are awesome! I love that I get to play a small part in happy occasions, and I can't believe I get to do this for a living!   shawnasmythstudio.com

Shawna Smyth Studio - Denton, Texas

I'm Shawna Smyth! (Pronounced Smith, but spelled funny.) I love making things that are designed to be shared with people you think are awesome! I love that I get to play a small part in happy occasions, and I can't believe I get to do this for a living!

shawnasmythstudio.com

  Sorry Studio - Chicago, Illinois / Gunma, Japan   We are two designers/illustrators/printers: Yank Marc Howell and Limey Luke Paisley. Sorry is our way to combine creating well-designed handmade goods and wares, with the unique commmunicative goals of client work.  Sorry is what we say to the landscape of in-vogue visual trends, overreaching client demands, and anything and everything that we think compromises the quality of our work. It is our way of saying  Sorry, this time we're doing our thing.    sorry.design

Sorry Studio - Chicago, Illinois / Gunma, Japan

We are two designers/illustrators/printers: Yank Marc Howell and Limey Luke Paisley. Sorry is our way to combine creating well-designed handmade goods and wares, with the unique commmunicative goals of client work.

Sorry is what we say to the landscape of in-vogue visual trends, overreaching client demands, and anything and everything that we think compromises the quality of our work. It is our way of saying Sorry, this time we're doing our thing.

sorry.design

  Triple Threat Press - Lakewood, Ohio   Triple Threat Press is a letterpress, graphic and web design company located in Lakewood, Ohio. Run by Laura Drapac and Dave Koen, Triple Threat Press specializes in bridging the gap between traditional, letterpress printing and contemporary, computer-aided design. Dave and Laura started TTP in Denton, Texas in 2012 after Laura graduated with her MFA and lost access to the university print shop. Triple Threat Press has grown from one tabletop press in a spare bedroom to an 800 square foot studio with four presses and a retail shop at the front featuring 45 national vendors.   triplethreatpress.com

Triple Threat Press - Lakewood, Ohio

Triple Threat Press is a letterpress, graphic and web design company located in Lakewood, Ohio. Run by Laura Drapac and Dave Koen, Triple Threat Press specializes in bridging the gap between traditional, letterpress printing and contemporary, computer-aided design. Dave and Laura started TTP in Denton, Texas in 2012 after Laura graduated with her MFA and lost access to the university print shop. Triple Threat Press has grown from one tabletop press in a spare bedroom to an 800 square foot studio with four presses and a retail shop at the front featuring 45 national vendors.

triplethreatpress.com

 

Pins, Patches & Stickers

  Morie Clark - Akron, Ohio   Memento Cat Studios is the works of illustrator Morie Clark! A self-described painter of the “creepy-cute”, her art has a youthful energy, born from a healthy appreciation for the surreal and pop-art. Experienced in helping others create merchandise, she enjoys sharing her works with others in an accessible and affordable manner, including prints, stickers, magnets, apparel, pins, and stationery items.   morieclark.com

Morie Clark - Akron, Ohio

Memento Cat Studios is the works of illustrator Morie Clark! A self-described painter of the “creepy-cute”, her art has a youthful energy, born from a healthy appreciation for the surreal and pop-art. Experienced in helping others create merchandise, she enjoys sharing her works with others in an accessible and affordable manner, including prints, stickers, magnets, apparel, pins, and stationery items.

morieclark.com

  Valley Cruise Press - Cleveland, Ohio   Valley Cruise Press is an art-centric lifestyle brand co-owned by husband and wife team, Ted and Kelley Feighan. The company officially launched in January 2014 when they published Ted's zine 'Flower Arrangements.' Started as a fun way for Ted to get the word out about his artwork, Valley Cruise has grown from a hobby run out of Ted and Kelley's apartment into an international brand. It now produces everything from pins and patches to greeting cards, keychains and bags. Though these accessories are now the heart of Valley Cruise Press, it still publishes books and zines with artists that are sold around the world! Valley Cruise Press is committed to working with artists to grow their personal brand along with its own brand. That is why every Valley Cruise Press product showcases the artist who designed it.   valleycruisepress.com

Valley Cruise Press - Cleveland, Ohio

Valley Cruise Press is an art-centric lifestyle brand co-owned by husband and wife team, Ted and Kelley Feighan. The company officially launched in January 2014 when they published Ted's zine 'Flower Arrangements.' Started as a fun way for Ted to get the word out about his artwork, Valley Cruise has grown from a hobby run out of Ted and Kelley's apartment into an international brand. It now produces everything from pins and patches to greeting cards, keychains and bags. Though these accessories are now the heart of Valley Cruise Press, it still publishes books and zines with artists that are sold around the world! Valley Cruise Press is committed to working with artists to grow their personal brand along with its own brand. That is why every Valley Cruise Press product showcases the artist who designed it.

valleycruisepress.com

  YEAHYELHSA - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania   YEAHYELHSA is the moniker of Ashley Olinger; an independent designer and illustrator based in Pittsburgh, PA. She is a maker of prints, stickers, pins and more. Ashley also co-runs a small risograph press called Hell Yeah Design. She loves creating things that make people happy, and is a lover of cats, Seinfeld, and matcha everything.   yeahyelhsa.com

YEAHYELHSA - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

YEAHYELHSA is the moniker of Ashley Olinger; an independent designer and illustrator based in Pittsburgh, PA. She is a maker of prints, stickers, pins and more. Ashley also co-runs a small risograph press called Hell Yeah Design. She loves creating things that make people happy, and is a lover of cats, Seinfeld, and matcha everything.

yeahyelhsa.com

 
 

Plush & Collectible

  Cool Critters - Cleveland, Ohio   Cool Critters can be plush monsters, extraterrestrial softies, unsettling couch companions, pet sacrifices or best friends. They are 100% hand made in the Midwest and are all one-of-a-kind.   shopcoolcritters.tumblr.com

Cool Critters - Cleveland, Ohio

Cool Critters can be plush monsters, extraterrestrial softies, unsettling couch companions, pet sacrifices or best friends. They are 100% hand made in the Midwest and are all one-of-a-kind.

shopcoolcritters.tumblr.com

  Horrible Adorables - Cleveland, Ohio   Horrible Adorables are strange hybrid creatures from a fantastical world. They are the creations of Jordan Elise Perme and Christopher Lees; a wife and husband team from Cleveland, Ohio. They bring their soft sculptures to life by meticulously arranging patterns of felt scales onto hand carved forms. The resulting characters have qualities that are both cartoonish and eerily realistic at the same time.   horribleadorables.com

Horrible Adorables - Cleveland, Ohio

Horrible Adorables are strange hybrid creatures from a fantastical world. They are the creations of Jordan Elise Perme and Christopher Lees; a wife and husband team from Cleveland, Ohio. They bring their soft sculptures to life by meticulously arranging patterns of felt scales onto hand carved forms. The resulting characters have qualities that are both cartoonish and eerily realistic at the same time.

horribleadorables.com